Our Memorial Day Brunch Must Haves: Part 1

One of the best parts of planning a get together is creating an unforgettable menu. With Memorial Day right around the corner, summer entertaining season is soon to reach its high-point and we want to make sure you have menu ideas for all types of gatherings – from a casual barbecue with friends to a family brunch.

To start, we’re pulling together some of our favorite recipes that are sure to make for a fantastic Memorial Day brunch. Our first must have is a Pickle-Infused Bloody Mary.

Credit: FoodieCrush.com
Credit: FoodieCrush.com

What’s brunch without a Bloody Mary? Our “self-confessed pickle head” friend at Foodie Crush developed an awesome twist on the original cocktail using Farmer’s Garden pickle-infused vodka. Make it a few days ahead for optimum flavor and add to your favorite Bloody Mary mix, or try the Sriracha and Pickle Bloody Mary recipe below from Cooking for Keeps.  With extra veggies from each jar of Farmer’s Garden pickles, your garnish is ready to go!

Sriracha and Pickle Bloody Marys by Farmer's Garden by Vlasic

Stay tuned for additional brunch recipes from our Memorial Day Brunch Must Haves series.

Sriracha and Pickle Bloody Mary

Servings: Makes 6 drinks

Print Recipe


  • 4 cups tomato juice
  • 1 cup vodka
  • ¼ cup pickle juice from Farmer’s Garden Dill Halves jar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 3 teaspoons sriracha sauce
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 Farmer’s Garden Dill Halves
  • Pickled garlic, red pepper and carrots from Farmer’s Garden Dill Halves jar


  1. In a large pitcher, stir together tomato juice, vodka, Worcestershire, lemon juice, horseradish, sriracha, celery salt, garlic powder and black pepper. Chill.
  2. Fill six glasses to the top with ice. Top with bloody Mary mix and garnish with a dill pickle half and pickled garlic, red pepper and carrot.


Featured image courtesy of Cooking for Keeps.


About the Author:

Seventy years ago, pickling pioneer Joseph Vlasic used fresh, locally grown cucumbers, herbs and spices to create unique pickle recipes that have been shared for generations. Today, we’re savoring that same simple concept with our Farmer’s Garden pickles, in a celebration of authentic, flavorful foods.

2 Responses to “Our Memorial Day Brunch Must Haves: Part 1”

  1. Pat in Miss.

    The instructions do not include the pickle juice. I know it should be added to the tomato juice, vodka, etc., but since the pickles are the focus, the recipe should be changed.

    • Vlasic

      Hi Pat, This particular recipe features a Farmer’s Garden pickle as the garnish, but we love the suggestion to add pickle juice to our Bloody Mary mix! We’ve also featured pickle juice as an ingredient in pickle infused vodka, which mixes perfectly with a Bloody Mary. Check out that recipe here.


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